Avril Lavigne releases new version of ‘Head Above Water’

The new release features Travis Clark of We The Kings. 

Grammy-nominated pop rock icon Avril Lavigne released today a new version of her hit single Head Above Water featuring Travis Clark, who co-wrote the track with her, of platinum-selling recording group We The Kings. Released in September 2018, Head Above Water marked the singer’s first new music in 5 years and was followed by the release of her sixth studio album of the same name on February 15, 2019 via BMG.

Of the track, Avril remarks, “Writing Head Above Water with Travis Clark from We The Kings was such a beautiful experience. I started this song during a tough time battling Lyme disease a few years ago and thought my life was over. One night when I was starting to feel better, I had a party at my house and somehow Travis was there. I had never met him before. I found him on my piano and I just thought he was so unbelievably talented, and I asked him to finish the song with me. We worked so hard on this track and were able to take my story and put it out in the world. I hope that my words in this song and our voices bring you hope faith light and strength and that you also are able to keep your head above the water.”

She expressed her admiration for the singer-songwriter, stating “Travis, I love you brother. You have been a blessing in my life. You sing like an angel. Please enjoy our duet together.”

Avril recently announced her first tour in 5 years – the Head Above Water tour. The 15-date North American tour kicks off on September 14 in Seattle, WA and will hit cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston before concluding in Philadelphia, PA on October 11. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase here.

Proceeds from each ticket will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides prevention resources, funds treatment and accelerates research in order to provide hope and transform lives.